Young defender departs Victory

Melbourne Victory and defender Scott Galloway have mutually agreed to part ways, with the 21-year-old set to explore other opportunities.

Galloway made 65 appearances in all competitions for Victory after joining the club in 2013.

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“I would like to thank Scott for his contribution to Melbourne Victory over the last four years,” said Victory head coach Kevin Muscat.

“Throughout his time at the club he has conducted himself in a professional manner on and off the pitch, and he was an important part of the success Victory has achieved in recent years. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Originally from Perth, Galloway was recruited to Victory via the Australian Institute of Sport, and went on to be a member of the squad that won the 2014/15 Premiership-Championship double and the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup.

Melbourne Victory defender Scott Galloway on the training ground.

“I would like to thank Kevin Muscat, the coaching staff and the players at Melbourne Victory for allowing me the opportunity to play over 50 games in the A-League at the club,” Galloway said.

“I will leave Victory a better footballer and person than when I arrived, and I have developed many fond memories and friendships.

“The last four seasons I have been fortunate enough to be part of a Championship-winning team, and I’ve experienced playing in the Asian Champions League and against clubs like Liverpool and Juventus.

“But I believe the time is right to explore a fresh opportunity to give myself the chance to play consistent first-team football.”